Employers Behaving Badly
Hospital CEO spies on physician
The NSA isn't the only body hacking into phone calls and emails.
Louis Kraml, CEO
Bingham Memorial Hospital
In Idaho, the CEO of Bingham Memorial Hospital, Louis Kraml, submitted a guilty plea in response to misdemeanor charges of stalking in the second degree, the state attorney general's office says.
Along with a group of the hospital's IT staff, the Kraml was originally indicted on a federal charge by a grand jury for illegally intercepting and recording phone calls from June 2009 to August 2010 between one of the hospital's former physicians and his staff.
The information came to the surface as a result of an 18-month, $500,000 investigation paid for by the hospital's board, which was investigating a series of allegations about inappropriate conduct at the hospital.
According to the summary of the hospital's internal review, a legal firm was investigating allegations that "BMH secretly monitored and recorded telephone conversations to and from a BMH doctor's office for a few weeks during 2010."
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